Articles for Vincent Lali

Where a house for one means homelessness for another

Many people have lost their backyard shacks after RDP houses built in Wallacedene


News | 18 July 2017

Families in the dark waiting for Eskom

Many Wallacedene residents have been without electricity because of faulty installation


News | 13 July 2017

Khayelitsha residents build “speed bumps” after man killed by speeding taxi

In protest they also blocked a main road with a shipping container


Brief | 27 June 2017

Formal homeowners fight informal settlement neighbours over electricity

“We know we break the law by making illegal connections but we have no choice”


News | 22 June 2017

Agents threaten to close down police call centre

Call centre agents say salary increase was agreed to in 2013


Brief | 7 June 2017

RDP recipients want mouldy, cracked houses fixed

Khayelitsha residents say badly built homes should be fixed and maintained by the state


News | 30 May 2017

Cops close shop because it is “foreign-owned”

Wallacedene residents react angrily to what appears to be officially sanctioned xenophobia


News | 22 May 2017

Ward Councillor Andile Lili calls for residents to rebuild demolished shacks

“We will investigate as councillors should not incite illegal land invasions” says Mayco Member


News | 26 April 2017

Torching of community hall causes problems for Mfuleni one year later

Councillor frustrated that residents cannot contact him


Brief | 7 April 2017

Khayelitsha informal market without electricity for months

Traders say they hardly make a profit anymore


News | 15 March 2017

Island battles to get City to clean toilets

Residents fear drinking water will mix with faeces and make them sick


News | 27 October 2016

Khayelitsha creche faces closure

Owner cannot afford to meet official building standards


News | 14 October 2016

Khayelitsha residents launch toilet plan

Community appoints its own cleaner and guard


News | 13 October 2016

“Arrest rapists and murderers, or community will impose the death sentence on them,” says community leader

About 150 Khayelitsha residents marched along Lansdowne Road on Monday before gathering and praying at the scene where Bongiwe Ninini (20) was murdered on 17 July.

Vincent Lali

Brief | 28 July 2015

Top cops try to reassure Khayelitsha community

On Saturday at a meeting convened by police at Siviwe Primary School in Khwezi Park, police pleaded with the Khayelitsha community not to resort to vigilantism.

Vincent Lali

Brief | 20 July 2015